Blogs from Nelson, Nelson Region, South Island, New Zealand, Oceania - page 2


Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson April 3rd 2017

Je finis le boulot ici dans 7 jours, ENFIN ! et je partirai en road trip avec Cheyenne. Susan a pris ses billets d'avions pour le 9 avril, la question de remonter plus tôt dans le nord ne se pose plus... Entre temps ici, j'ai brunché avec les nouveaux collocs de Kahu,et je me suis essayé à de nouveaux essais culinaires qui sont plutôt pas mal, je dois l'avouer. Le festival du film français était interessant : j'ai été voir le "mal de pierre" avec Marion Cotillard. ("From the land of the moon" ici). Quelle étrange sensation lorsque j'ai vu conduirent les acteurs à droite et que mon cerveau a compris qu'il y avait une erreur ! Ça promet ;) J'ai été le pire des volontaires à la fête de la bière (Marchfest) en offrant beaucoup ... read more
Promenade avec James et Chico
Nos magnifiques crèmes brulées
Mes premiers Feijoas

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson March 18th 2017

Je profite de ce temps d'attente au cabinet pour rédiger ces quelques lignes. Moment rare me direz vous, non quotidien, c'est bien pour ça que Lundi j'ai donné ma démission. 8 à 10h de travail par semaine c'est la belle vie mais ça ne me fait pas gagner grand chose pour la suite de mes aventures !!! Quel bonheur d'avoir du temps mais quelle tristesse de n'avoir que des baskets comme matériel... D'un côté tant mieux ça repose mon épaule abîmée ;) Suite des aventures : Cheyenne propose un road trip dans le Sud de l'île que je n'ai pas fait, avec un mini Luminate festival en chemin, ou je remonte plus tôt dans le Nord pour capter Susan avant son retour... J'aimerais faire les deux ! Toujours est-il que Nelson regorge tous les weekends de ... read more
La Parade pluvieuse
Classe !
Quand on est fan de Johnny, Biker, et joueur de cornemuse, ça donne ça

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson March 5th 2017

La vie est belle, j'ai un colloc maori Kahu, qui est génial. Il m'apprend la culture maori et la méditation avec les sons de la voix, la vision maorie de la nature, des esprits, une partie de ce que j'étais venu chercher ici :) Merci beaucoup pour ce don du ciel ! Le week-end dernier j'étais à Takaka grimper, j'ai rencontré Tanja, une des belles rencontres de ce voyage ;) PAscal et Laure étient là aussi pour deux jours avec une glace au thym magique concoctée par Pascal !! Ce weekend, ravioli home made time fourrés aux cepes, ou à l'avocat fromage, sésame ! Trop bon Dimanche j'ai été faire une méditation avec Kahu à la source de Riwaka, vraiment chouette ! Par contre les boulots se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas... j'ai pas de ... read more
Pasta !!!
Les raviolis aux cèpes

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson February 22nd 2017

Les copains sont repartis sur l'île nord et Raglan (grand bien leur a pris) pour bosser. Je dis ça car ils ont du boulot par dessus la tête quand moi je me tourne les pouces en attendant des patients (environ 2h30 de travail par suis encore pas en train de me refaire) J'ai navigué dès mon premier jour tout seul, trop bien, bon c'était une régate, j'ai servi à rien, je comprenais rien, mais j'ai fait du bateau :) Après une semaine de vie en free campsite à Anzac Parc, il fallait que je me pose et j'ai trouvé une maison ou plutôt une maison est venue à moi. Un message sur ce bon vieux Facebook et Maria m'a écrit pour venir voir son petit paradis, sur les hauteurs, jardin, poulailler, vélo à prêter. Au ... read more
Marre de vivre en gipsy, il me faut une maison...
Tahanoui Beach avec Riccardo et les fillles
Ahhh j'ai une cuisine, avec un four !!! :)

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 25th 2016

We woke this morning to a very wet and dreary day so we decided on an indoor activity - a visit to the World of WearableArt (WOW) Museum which is co-located with a motor museum. That's convenient, something for me and something for Bernie! The WOW museum houses a selection of costumes that have appeared in the annual WOW shows. The idea for an exhibition of art that could be worn originated with an artist in Nelson and originally the shows were staged annually in Nelson. The concept proved so popular that the shows outgrew their original home in Nelson and now they are held each year in September/October in Wellington. We went through the WOW Museum first and found the costumes quite astonishing. Artists from all over the world enter costumes in a range of ... read more
Mannequin in red
Pretty in pink
From the 'Bizarre Bra' category!

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 23rd 2016

Last night the plan for today was that Sandra would go to 'work' at the op shop and Robin would take Bernie out fishing in his boat. I was going to stay home and catch up on some blogging and take Charlie for a walk. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas and it was too windy for the boys to go out fishing. Sandra headed off just before 9.00am seeing as her plans were not affected by the wind! Robin decided that he and Charlie would take us out sightseeing to a couple of Charlie's favourite places. Our first destination was Tahunanui Back Beach. 'ReStore' is on the way so we stopped in there to check out a Christmas tree that had come into the shop that Sandra thought Robin might be interested in. The Christmas ... read more
Charlie and friend
Isel Park
The World's Largest Picnic Table?

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 20th 2016

This morning we popped down to the Richmond Mall because menswear was on sale at Farmer's (department store) and Sandra thought that Robin needed some new shorts. While Robin and Sandra went bargain hunting we had a bit of a look around the mall which is quite small compared with what we are used to at Westfield Fountain Gate or Northland. Our best find was the card shop having a half price sale on all greeting cards. I can't resist well-priced cards so I spent about NZ$20 on half a dozen very nice quality greeting cards. We had another very lazy afternoon in sunny Nelson. The weather has been much nicer since we crossed over to the South Island. Although it is a bit windy. We are being blamed for bringing the wind with us from ... read more
I'm watching ewe
Black Lambie

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 19th 2016

This morning we ventured down to the weekly craft market - much to Bernie's excitement. Actually, I'm always happy to wander around a craft market, but it's not really Bernie's thing. There was a wide variety of plants, produce, clothing and jewellery. There was some very, very nice jewellery, but I resisted buying any because, of course, the pieces I liked the most were quite pricey. Such restraint! It was warm and sunny though and I had left my (old and daggy) sun hat at Robin and Sandra's so I splashed out NZ$25 on a hat. I heard the lady on the stall telling customers that she hardly sold a hat last weekend when it was overcast. She was very pleased to see the sun shining today as she was doing a roaring trade! After exploring ... read more
Nelson Mural
Keeping the Seagulls away at lunch
View down the gully

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 18th 2016

Today we needed to travel via Cook Strait to the South Island to get to Robin and Sandra's place in Nelson (Richmond). The strait was named after Captain James Cook, the first European to sail it's waters. After climbing a hill on Arapaoa Island in 1770 Captain Cook saw there was a sea passage from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea. Previous European explorer's had not determined that New Zealand was made up of two main islands rather than just one. Sandra emailed us on Monday to let us know that the ferry services had been cancelled following Sunday's earthquake. On Wednesday Bernie received a message from Interislander Ferries to say that the service on Friday would leave at 8.30am instead of 9.00am. We hadn't received any further updates so we assumed we would be ... read more
South Island Light House
Fishing Shacks
Overlooking Picton

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson August 14th 2016

A fine day today, so off to Lake Rotoiti. From Nelson you head off towards the West Coast, through the vineyards and apple orchards. Nelson is a vibrant growing community with many bows to its quiver. Tourism, fishing, wines, fruits, farming and a massive forest and logging industry. Past the historic village of Wakefield and head off through St Arnaud's to the lake nestled in the mountains. This lake and the rivers were an area that the Maoris used as an access to the west coast which was the site for gathering the highly prized greenstone or pounamu. Huge eels could be seen swimming off the jetty, they are protected and happily swim amongst the ducks and swans. The water in winter is around 4-5 degrees, so no swimming or water sports until summer. The depth ... read more
Nelson suburb views

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